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HP ProBook 640 G1
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HP ProBook 640 G1 2 Core Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.5GHz 4GB 500GB HDD 14" Laptop

2 Intel Core I5-4xxx 2.5GHz 4GB Oct 2013
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Take on tasks in the office or on the road with a durable HP ProBook 640 and HP ProBook 650. These ProBooks are thin, light and packed with productivity features to make work faster and easier.... More
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Good Brand

We checked 3,456 user and expert reviews for HP portable PCs and found that on average HP has good ratings compared to other manufacturers. We also found that HP has good ratings specifically within its medium processor core notebook PCs range.

16 PCI Express Lanes (max)

The ProBook 640 G1 has more PCI Express lanes (max) than most of the similar spec portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the ProBook 640 G1. This portable PC is a 16 PCI Express lane (max) notebook PC compared to most of the similar spec laptops that were released one year ago which only have between 1 and 15 PCI Express lanes (max).

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Fairly New PCI Express Slot Version

With a PCI Express slot version of 3, the ProBook 640 G1 has one of the newer PCI Express slot versions amongst portable PCs of this age. The average PCI Express slot version of portable PCs of a similar age and spec to the ProBook 640 G1 is 2.1.

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64-Bit Processor Operating Mode

This laptop supports a 64-bit processor operating mode, which is typical of many laptops of a comparable age and type to it.

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Quite Big Maximum Internal Memory Supported by Processor

At 32 gigabytes, the ProBook 640 G1 has a fairly big maximum internal memory supported by processor compared to most of the other portable PCs of this age and spec. Medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the ProBook 640 G1 have maximum internal memory supported by processors of between 8GB and 32GB.

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Four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Ports

The ProBook 640 G1 is a four USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A port portable PC.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency

The HP ProBook 640 G1 has one of the faster on-board graphics adapter base frequencies (400 megahertz) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The slowest on-board graphics adapter base frequency of medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago is 100MHz, the fastest is 650MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter base frequency is 290MHz.

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Quite Fast On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency

The on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequencies of laptops that have been available for around the same time as the ProBook 640 G1 range from 750MHz to 1,300MHz, and the average on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency is 950MHz. At 1,150 megahertz, the ProBook 640 G1 has a quite fast on-board graphics adapter dynamic frequency compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a similar time to the ProBook 640 G1.

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Fairly Fast Processor Clock Speed

At 2.5 gigahertz, the ProBook 640 G1 has a fairly fast processor clock speed compared to most of the other portable PCs of a comparable type and age to the ProBook 640 G1. Medium processor core notebook PCs that are a comparable age to the ProBook 640 G1 have processor clock speeds of between 0.8GHz and 3.3GHz, and the average processor clock speed is 2.2GHz.

If you would prefer a laptop with a faster processor clock speed then you might want to look at the L540 (£668.30) (2.6GHz and cheaper), or the L540 (2.6GHz and cheaper) both from Lenovo.

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Quite Long Battery Life

The average battery life of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the ProBook 640 G1 is 8.6h, and the battery lifes range from 2.5h to 24h. At 13.5 hours, the HP ProBook 640 G1 has a fairly long battery life compared to most of the other comparable spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as the ProBook 640 G1.

Portable PCs with a longer battery life that might be worth considering include the DELL Latitude 14 E5450 (£606.00) (14.5h) which is also cheaper.

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1,600MHz Processor Memory Clock Speed

The ProBook 640 G1 supports a 1,600MHz processor memory clock speed which is faster than most portable PCs of this type and age. Most medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for a comparable time to it support a 133MHz processor memory clock speed. In addition, this portable PC supports 1 and 333MHz processor memory clock speeds. Across all laptops of a comparable spec and age to the ProBook 640 G1 the best memory clock speeds supported by processor is 1,866MHz and the worst is 133MHz.

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Intel Core I5 Processor Family

The ProBook 640 G1 has an Intel Core i5 processor family which is better than the Intel Core i5-5xxx processor family found on most portable PCs that are a comparable age to it. The processor family of all laptops that have been on the market for more than a year ranges from AMD E (worst) to Intel Core i7-4xxx (best).

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Has a Full-Size Keyboard

Like most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that came out more than a year ago, the HP ProBook 640 G1 has a full-size keyboard.

There are a number of other portable PCs with a full-size keyboard currently available which you might want to look at including a cheaper notebook PC such as the DELL Vostro 14 5000 (£447.00) or you might consider a higher scoring notebook PC such as the Lenovo L540 (£710.40).

We compared all the other laptops which also have a full-size keyboard to this portable PC and we think the DELL Latitude 14 E5450 (£717.00) is also worth considering.

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Has a Front Camera

Like most of the other portable PCs that came out around the same time as the ProBook 640 G1, the ProBook 640 G1 has a front camera.

Alternative portable PCs with a front camera currently available which you might also want to look at include cheaper notebook PCs such as the DELL Vostro 14 5000 (£447.00).

We compared this notebook PC to all the other portable PCs with a front camera and we think the DELL Latitude 14 E5450 (£717.00), or the HP EliteBook 840 (£1,101.60) is also worth considering.

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Fairly Fast Hard Drive Speed

The hard drive speeds of medium processor core notebook PCs that have been around for around the same time as the ProBook 640 G1 range from 5,400 RPM to 7,200 RPM. At 7,200 revolutions per minute, the HP ProBook 640 G1 has a fairly fast hard drive speed compared to most of the other laptops that have been around for around the same time as the ProBook 640 G1.

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L3 Processor Cache

This laptop has a L3 processor cache, which is typical of many laptops of a similar type and age to it.

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802.11n WiFi Standard

This notebook PC has an 802.11a|802.11b|802.11g|802.11n WiFi standard, which is the most commonly found WiFi standard on medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as it.

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Fairly Fast Maximum Turbo Frequency

The HP ProBook 640 G1 has one of the faster maximum turbo frequencies (3.1 gigahertz) amongst comparable spec notebook PCs of this age. The slowest maximum turbo frequency of notebook PCs of this type and age is 1.8GHz, the fastest is 3.7GHz, and the average maximum turbo frequency is 2.9GHz.

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Fairly Big Maximum Internal Memory

Across all the notebook PCs of a comparable spec and age to the ProBook 640 G1 the maximum internal memories range from 8.1GB to 33GB, and the average maximum internal memory is 19GB. The ProBook 640 G1 has a quite big maximum internal memory (32,768 megabytes) compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that were released around the same time as the ProBook 640 G1.

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Six Battery Cells

The ProBook 640 G1 is a six battery cell count notebook PC.

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Windows 8 Optional Operating System

This laptop has a Windows 8 Pro optional operating system, which is typical of many notebook PCs of this spec and age.

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Fairly Big Battery Capacity

Across all the portable PCs of a similar type and age to the ProBook 640 G1 the battery capacities range from 37mAh to 8,700mAh, and the average battery capacity is 3,600mAh. With a battery capacity of 5,100 milliamperes * hour, the HP ProBook 640 G1 has a quite big battery capacity compared to most of the other laptops of this age and type.

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Quite Big Battery Capacity

With a battery capacity of 55 watt-hours, the ProBook 640 G1 has a fairly big battery capacity compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been available for around the same time as the ProBook 640 G1. The battery capacities of portable PCs of this age and type range from 23Wh to 120Wh.

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AC Cable Included

This laptop has an AC cable included, which is the most frequently found cable included on medium processor core notebook PCs that came out around the same time as it.

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2x SO-DIMM Memory Slot

This notebook PC has a 2x SO-DIMM memory slot, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it.

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5 Reasons Against

Quite Small Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory

With a maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of only 1.74 gigabytes, the ProBook 640 G1's maximum on-board graphics adapter memory is one of the smallest amongst laptops of a comparable age and type to the ProBook 640 G1. The average maximum on-board graphics adapter memory of portable PCs that were launched around the same time as the ProBook 640 G1 is 11GB, and the maximum on-board graphics adapter memories range from 1.7GB to 16GB.

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Only HDD Storage Medium

This notebook PC has an HDD storage medium, which is typical of many portable PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as it. HDD is a traditional storage drive which stores the information on magnetic disks. HDD drives are slower than other forms of storage such as solid state drives (SSD) and flash drives.

We think you might also be interested in some of the other notebook PCs that have an HDD storage media currently available including cheaper notebook PCs such as the Inspiron 17 5758 (£459.00), or the Inspiron 15 5000 (£616.24) both from DELL.

If you want a laptop with a better storage medium then you might want to consider the LG 13Z940 (SSD), or the DELL Latitude 14 E7450 (£999.04) (SSD) which is also cheaper.

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Does Not Have a Touch Sensitive Screen

Like most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to the ProBook 640 G1, the ProBook 640 G1 does not have a touch sensitive screen.

Other notebook PCs which also have a touch sensitive screen that you might want to consider include the Acer Aspire V3 (£675.89).

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Quite Small Maximum Internal Memory (64-Bit)

With a maximum internal memory (64-bit) of only 8 gigabytes, the ProBook 640 G1 has one of the smaller maximum internal memory (64-bit) amongst medium processor core notebook PCs of this age. The maximum internal memory (64-bit) of similar spec portable PCs that came out around the same time as the ProBook 640 G1 range from 2GB to 32GB.

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Only 4 Bluetooth Version

This portable PC supports a 4 Bluetooth version, which is typical of many medium processor core notebook PCs that are a similar age to it.

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5 Other reasons to consider the HP ProBook 640 G1

Released Over a Year Ago

It was over a year ago when HP released the ProBook 640 G1.

Average Total Storage Capacity

The ProBook 640 G1 has a pretty standard total storage capacity (500 gigabytes) compared to most of the other similar spec portable PCs that came out more than a year ago.

Laptops with a bigger total storage capacity that might also be worth considering include the ProBook 450 (750GB and cheaper), or the ProBook 450 (£624.36) (750GB and cheaper) both from HP.

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Average Internal Memory

At 4 gigabytes, the ProBook 640 G1 has a relatively standard internal memory compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that have been on the market for around the same time as the ProBook 640 G1.

If this portable PC internal memory is too small for you then you might also want to consider the DELL Latitude 12 7000 (8GB and higher rated).

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Average Screen Size

With a screen size of 14 inches, the HP ProBook 640 G1 has a fairly average screen size compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched around the same time as the ProBook 640 G1.

If you are looking for a bigger screen size then you might also want to look at the Lenovo L540 (£710.40) (15.6" and higher rated) or the HP ProBook 450 (15.6" and cheaper).

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Average Weight

The ProBook 640 G1 has a fairly average weight (2 kilograms) compared to most of the other medium processor core notebook PCs that were launched more than a year ago.

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Specification

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Design
Form Factor
Colour
Product Type
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Processor
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Processor Family
Processor Clock Speed
Motherboard Chipset
Processor Socket
Processor Cache
System Bus Data Transfer Rate
Processor Thread
Maximum Turbo Frequency
Processor Model
Conflict Free Processor
Processor Lithography
PCI Express Lane (max)
Processor Operating Mode
PCI Express Slot Version
Bus Type
Processor Codename
Processor Series
Thermal Design Power (TDP)
Stepping
PCI Express Configuration
Tjunction
Processor Cache Type
Memory
Internal Memory
Maximum Internal Memory
Memory Slot
Memory Clock Speed
Internal Memory
Hard Drive
Storage
Total Storage Capacity
Storage Medium
Memory Card
Integrated Card Reader
Hard Drive Speed
Hard Drive Interface
Hard Drive Capacity
Hard Drive Installed
Display
Screen Size
Display Resolution
Touch Sensitive Screen
Aspect Ratio
LED Backlight
Video
Graphics
On-Board Graphics Adapter Model
Discrete Graphics Adapter Model
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On-Board Graphics Adapter ID
Display Supported by On-Board Grap
Maximum On-Board Graphics Adapter Memory
On-Board Graphics Adapter Dynamic Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter Base Frequency
On-Board Graphics Adapter
Optical Drive
Optical Drive
Audio
Built-In Microphone
Built-In Speaker
Audio System
Camera
Front Camera
Networking
4G
Bluetooth Version
Ethernet LAN Data Rate
Ethernet LAN Connection
WiFi Standard
Wireless LAN Connection
3G Network Access Module
Bluetooth
Ports & Interfaces
SmartCard Slot
ExpressCard Slot
DC-In Jack
Docking Connector
Combo Headphone/mic Port
S/PDIF Out Port
Microphone in Port
Ethernet LAN Ports
DVI Port
DisplayPort
VGA Port
USB 3.0 (3.1 Gen 1) Type-A Port
Performance
Keyboard
Spill Resistant Keyboard
Numeric Keypad
Pointing Device
Operating System/software
Operating System
Recovery Operating System
Operating System Architecture
Processor Special Features
Intel Anti-Theft Technology
Intel VPro Technology
Intel Turbo Boost Technology
Intel Identity Protection Technology
Intel Hyper-Threading Technology
Intel Wireless Display (WiDi) Technology
Enhanced Intel SpeedStep Technology
Intel InTru 3D Technology
Intel Insider
Intel Quick Sync Video Technology
Supported Instruction Set
Processor Code
Intel TSX-NI
Intel Secure Key
Execute Disable Bit
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Thermal Monitoring Technology
CPU Configuration (max)
Intel VT-X With Extended Page Tables (EPT)
Intel Smart Cache
Intel 64
Processor Package Size
Intel Virtualization Technology (VT-X)
Idle States
Intel AES New Instructions
Intel Virtualization Technology for Directed I/O (VT-D)
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Power
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Cable Lock Slot
Special Features
Weight & Dimensions
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Depth
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Packaging Data
Cable Included
AC Adapter Included
Operational Conditions
Certificates
Technical Details
Other Features

Expert Reviews

(11)
26 February 2014

HP ProBook 640 G1 (H5G66ET) HP offers a powerful working device with the ProBook 640 G1 , but every device has its drawbacks and our review unit is no exception. Let's start with the good things:...

2 March 2014

Plus business que jamais. Les compagnons de bureaux bien conçus sont très populaires malgré le boom des tablettes et des Ultrabooks. Le ProBook 640 arrivera-t-il à perpétuer la tradition des... Read more…

4 March 2014

Nog zakelijker. Veelzijdige, zakelijke notebooks zijn erg populair ondanks de opkomende markt van de tablets en ultrabooks. Kan de ProBook 640 de traditie van stevige en efficiënte apparaten... Read more…

Daha fazla i?. Sa?lam ofis arkada?lar? ultrabook ve tabletlere ra?men oldukça popülerler. Peki ProBook 640 sa?lam ve efektif bir i? cihaz? olma gelene?ini sürdürebilecek mi?

11 November 2014

Laptop o klasycznej konstrukcji, niesil?cy si?, by sta? si? Ultrabookiem, o wydajnych podzespo?ach, dobrej kulturze pracy i niez?ych przebiegach na zasilaniu bateryjnym. Brzmi wspaniale?...

4 USB 3.0 ports
Easy to maintainupgrade
Docking port
Matte display
Fast hard drive
Only 12 months warranty
Limited viewing angles
Constant noise from the hard drive
Poor microphone
Build quality of the display cover
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User Reviews

(3)
Reviewed 27 February 2015 by Terry
Terry would recommend the HP ProBook 640 G1 (Verified Purchase)

Before my review, a warning when shopping the marketplace: *verify* your "deal-breaker" specs with the individual seller before purchase, if you cannot find official info! Some errors may be... Read more…

Reviewed 7 August 2015 by Pablo
Pablo would recommend the HP ProBook 640 G1 (Verified Purchase)

Light weight. Comfortably keyboard. Compact size. Good display...

Reviewed 12 March 2015 by Tmsc

************************** FAST hard drive, no DVD-writer, bad BIOS Setup, Windows 7 Pro DVD missing Ethernet drivers, upgradeable to 8.1 Pro, install DVDs for both **************************...

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